Best Gated Communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Best Gated Communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast

There are many perks, privileges, and benefits to living in a gated community. If privacy, security, and a strong sense of neighborly camaraderie are things you desire—and you want to couple that with your dream of living on (or near) the beach, you won’t find better options than these gated communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast.


Boca Royale Golf & Country Club- Englewood, FL

Located in the laid-back town of Englewood, Boca Royale is a gated community on Florida’s Gulf Coast that features an established 18-hole semi-private golf course, clubhouse dining, tennis & pickleball courts, and swimming and fitness facilities. An ideal lifestyle community for active adults, the year-round program of social activities and community events is perfectly complemented by the property’s shared open space with private lakes, preserved wetlands and lush subtropical landscaping. 


Esplanade on Palmer Ranch- Sarasota, FL

When it comes to new gated communities on the West Coast of Florida, it’s tough to top this resort-style paradise located within the 10,000-acre master-planned community of Palmer Ranch. Health and wellness are paramount in this Gulf Coast gated community with a fitness center, wellness services, catering kitchen, lounge areas, activity rooms, and a full-time lifestyle manager to organize special activities and events. Other planned amenities include a resort-style swimming pool with spa, a Bahama bar, dog park, events lawn, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce. 


Fiddler's Creek- Naples, FL

This gated community in Southwest Florida was named “Best Community” in the Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards and honored as a Distinguished Club by BoardRoom magazine. Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa, fitness center, multi-pool swimming complex, tennis and pickleball facility, as well as an extensive social calendar for the entire family. Golfers can join The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek®, home of the Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course, and if you fancy the beach and boating lifestyle, you’ll love your exclusive access to The Tarpon Club.


One Particular Harbour on Anna Maria Sound- Bradenton, FL

A new Margaritaville-inspired gated community on Florida’s West Coast, this is for those who want to live the waterfront lifestyle, all day, every day. Overlooking beautiful Anna Maria Sound, island-styled residences offer stunning sunset views, a deepwater marina with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, and dockside dining and boat drinks. 


Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club- Miromar Lakes, FL

Southwest Florida’s most awarded community, Miromar Lakes offers luxury estate, beach and villa homes overlooking a 700-acre freshwater lake, three miles of white-sand beach or the newly remastered Arthur Hills Signature Championship golf course. Residents of this Gulf Coast gated community enjoy a year-round calendar of social events; boating, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboard, and fishing; as well as casual and fine dining at three onsite restaurants.


The Islands on the Manatee River- Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), FL

This private 225-acre Florida Gulf Coast gated community caters to nature lovers, golfers, and boaters alike. Of the 178 homesites within the community, 157 offer private docks behind each residence, providing direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico without the inconvenience of boatlifts. Hundreds of acres of land, including an adjacent island, was with designed boardwalks and nature trails so that residents could interact with the environment. 


Palma Sola Bay Club- W. Bradenton, FL

Recognized as the 2017 Parade of Homes “Best Overall” community, Palma Sola Bay Club features resort-style amenities designed to make every day feel like a vacation. Conveniently located minutes from Gulf Coast beaches, championship golf courses, the arts, full-service healthcare, and great shopping, this ranks among the very best gated communities in Southwest Florida. The community’s two-story clubhouse includes a well-equipped fitness center, gourmet kitchen & bar, cardroom, billiards, and social gathering areas.